Latest True Fact-checks on Marco Rubio Marco Rubio stated on February 22, 2018 in a tweet: "Under N.Y. State ‘Assault Weapon’ ban 1 simple cosmetic change pictured here is difference between legal & banned" Marco Rubio stated on March 11, 2016 in a GOP debate at the University of Miami: Foreign aid "is less than 1 percent of our federal budget." Marco Rubio stated on February 4, 2016 in a town hall in Manchester, N.H.: China is "practicing how to blow up our satellites." Marco Rubio stated on October 28, 2015 in the CNBC GOP presidential debate: In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama "missed 60 or 70 percent of his votes." In 2004, John Kerry missed "close to 60 to 70 percent" and Bob Graham missed "over 30 percent of his votes." Marco Rubio stated on June 2, 2015 in a speech in Orlando, Fla.: "For the first time in 35 years, we have more businesses dying than we do starting." Marco Rubio stated on April 13, 2015 in an interview on National Public Radio: "The Iranians are now saying that what we're saying the deal is and what they understand it to be are two different things." Marco Rubio stated on January 13, 2015 in his book ‘American Dreams’: A private company building a natural gas pipeline into Florida "is being forced to spend months under the review of six federal agencies." Marco Rubio stated on November 23, 2013 in a press release: "Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes." Marco Rubio stated on November 20, 2013 in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute: "I did not support the sequester." Marco Rubio stated on February 12, 2013 in the Republican response to the State of the Union Address: "Our economy actually shrank during the last three months of 2012." Marco Rubio stated on June 18, 2012 in an interview on Fox News: "A million people a year come into the U.S. legally. No other country even comes close to that figure." Marco Rubio stated on August 23, 2011 in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: "When Social Security first started, there was 16 workers for every retiree. Today there are three workers for every retiree and soon there will be only two for every retiree." Marco Rubio stated on January 17, 2011 in comments to reporters.: "Some of the men serving in the (Afghan) armed forces have never driven a vehicle before." Marco Rubio stated on June 28, 2010 in a Fox News interview: "Forty cents of every dollar being spent by the federal government is being borrowed from my children." Marco Rubio stated on June 26, 2010 in an interview on "Fox & Friends": “We are picking up oil with shovels and paper and plastic bags.” Marco Rubio stated on June 2, 2010 in comments on his campaign website: Charlie Crist "bizarrely vetoed" $9.7 million for a teaching hospital at the University of Florida "despite having previously argued the budget request had merit." Marco Rubio stated on April 28, 2010 in a campaign memo.: "By registration fewer than 20 percent of Florida voters are Independents." Marco Rubio stated on March 28, 2010 in a U.S. Senate primary debate on FOX News Sunday: "Since that famous day in February where the governor campaigned with Barack Obama on behalf of the stimulus program, 211,000 Floridians have lost their jobs." Marco Rubio stated on March 28, 2010 in a U.S. Senate primary debate on FOX News Sunday: "Just this week we received the news that for the first time Social Security is now paying out more in benefits than it's taking in. That was something that was supposed to happen in 2016." Marco Rubio stated on March 24, 2010 in a TV advertisement.: The Associated Press called Charlie Crist's attacks "over the top," "out of context," and "not true."